PARKER’S BARBECUE

PARKER’S BARBECUE

From the look on the outside, Parker’s gives off the impression of a “no-frills barbecue joint.” It’s a very plain looking building on the outside and the inside has wood paneling up on the walls and accordian-style room dividers. This was my first experience with authentic Carolina-style barbecue, where spices and vinegar are predominantly used during the smoking of meats and no barbecue sauce additives are needed. I went with the barbecue pork dinner plate, which came with pulled pork, boiled potatoes, Brunswick stew, and corn sticks. Continue reading

BISTRO BIS

BISTRO BIS

This was my second experience with French food, with the first time a few years ago not going as well. I’m glad to say that Bistro Bis restored an appreciation for French food from the quality of the dishes I tried as well as the elegant presentation that French food is known for. I’m not always in the mood to go out for French food, but now I know a spot in the Capitol Hill neighborhood if I am. Continue reading

RUDDY DUCK BREWERY AND GRILL

RUDDY DUCK BREWERY AND GRILL

Before moving down to southern Maryland, I had read about the Ruddy Duck Brewery and Grill, a restaurant that diners in the area praised for its house-brewed beers, casual atmosphere, and delicious food. My friends Mike and Tina also frequented the restaurant quite often, and echoed the same comments that I had read about the restaurant. So, one weekend afternoon, I decided it was time to head across the Route 4 bridge and try the place. Continue reading